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Abstract #2534

Detection and Characterization of Physiologic Lung Changes After Placement of Bronchial Valves: A Case Study.

Jaime Mata1, Talissa Altes1, Steve Springmeyer2, Jonathon Truwit1, Eduard de Lange1, Peter Sylvester1, John Mugler III1

1University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, United States; 2Spiration Inc, Redmond, WA, United States

The purpose was to determine whether hyperpolarized helium-3 (HHe) ventilation and diffusion MR imaging can detect changes in lung function and microstructure resulting from bronchial valve placement.